Heiller and Homilius

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Monday, February 10, 2014

You might think them an odd couple, but Anton Heiller from 20th century Austria and Gottfried August Homilius from 18th century Saxony both knew a thing or two about writing for the organ.

Program details:

ANTON HEILLER: Praeludium und Fuga in A (1949) –Roman Summereder (1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente 2027

GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS: Sei lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut –Jan van Mol (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Pavane 7271

HOMILIUS: 2 Chorale-preludes (Gott des Himmels und der Erden; Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit) –Johannes Gerdes (1992 Eule/Dreikönigskirche, Dresden) Querstand 9608

HEILLER: Passacaglia (1940/42) –Mark Steinbach (1962 Beckerath/St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA) Loft 1136

HEILLER: Double Concerto for Organ, Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra –Eastman Graduate Chamber Orchestra/Peter Planyavsky, conductor; Edouardo Bellotti, harpsichord; Hans-Ola Ericsson (1952- 1991 Austin/3rd Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/28/13)

HOMILIUS: 3 Chorale-preludes (Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit; Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir; Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot) –Ulrike Theresia Wegele (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) Tacet 30

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